Filtering Ansible Facts

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Hello. This is my first time posting anything to this channel. Hopefully someone can be of some help. I'm trying to figure out the best way to parse ansible facts in a template or playbook and I'm stuck.

I have about a few weeks experience with Ansible so this is quite new. I have been looking at how to use json_query() with jmespath to query and filter out what I want in ansible facts but it's taking quite a while.

For example I have this:

  • name: Whatever
    debug:
    msg: "{{ ansible_facts | json_query('*') }}"

Now this is just an example but what this is doing is returning a list I believe and it removes the keys. However, I do not want that. I want to be able to run query on the ansible fact keys first. How do I get this done? Thanks in advance.